There’s nothing that helps you change gears after a work day faster than playing some music.
If the day has been a tough one, music can console you. If it’s been a good day, music can help you celebrate. Sitting down at the keyboard for an hour or blowing a horn helps those built-up emotions and stresses get vented, and lets me face the rest of my life with more good cheer and calmness. Continue reading →
For many, it’s time to get back to the instruments for the fall rehearsal and concert season. Here’s a couple of options if you are looking for a place where you can dust off your instruments: Continue reading →
For the past week, I’m hearing from a lot of people about Leonard Slatkin “bombing out” at the Metropolitan Opera. Slatkin withdrew from the Met after only one performance of La Traviata. According to his blog, it was a miserable experience from the start.
If you’ve missed this moment of high drama in the classical music world, here are a couple of places to get caught up. Continue reading →
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Tagged as Detroit, expression, leonard, metropolitan opera, new york, performance, piano, playing, slatkin, style
If you haven’t read all the comments on this blog, then meet Howard, a midlife tenor sax player. He’s been commenting recently, and I thought his story was worth sharing. Way to go Howard!
Howard said 1 month ago:
am interested in your husband’s journey with the saxophone. Two years ago, at age 54, I picked up a tenor and started taking lessons. Continue reading →
A new year has begun, and so has a new season of music. Continue reading →
After my last post, someone I know read it and said, “I don’t play any more, because I’m afraid of annoying the neighbors. I live in an apartment.”
My first thought was, “I’ve been there. Know exactly what you mean.”
But then I thought, it’s a trap. Continue reading →